An unclassified version of the Pentagon’s report on so-called Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) was released on 25 June. The document reveals that more than 140 instances of UAP sightings spotted by US Navy pilots over the years are beyond the government’s explanation.
US lawmaker Andre Carson (D-IN) has called on Congress to hold an array of hearings on reported sightings of “unidentified flying objects” (UFOs), also referred to as “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) or “anomalous aerial vehicles” (AAVs).
Carson currently serves as chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation.
In an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, he insisted that additional probes are needed because the newly unclassified Pentagon report on UAP was largely “inconclusive” about the origins of more than 140 such objects.
Referring to the Department of Defence (DoD) report, he said: “What we do know is that […] there have been nearly 150 sightings”, with 80 of those incidents “detected with some of the best technology the world has ever seen”.
Carson stressed that officials “can’t rule out something that’s otherworldly”, but added it was possible in only a “very small percentage” of cases.
The lawmaker pointed out that this possibility should be of particular concern to US officials, which is why additional investigations should be conducted.
The congressman also claimed that it…